Our Collection

Learn more about the Holocaust by viewing our collection.

Hours

Out of an abundance of caution, and as part of a careful reopening, the Virginia Holocaust Museum will require masks for entry to the museum. We are also asking guests to sign a mandatory waiver and register to enter the museum, which can be done here.
As a safety precaution, we will limit the number of guests in the museum at one time. And, once in the museum, please practice safe social distancing. Signs and floormats have been placed throughout the museum to remind our guests of spacing.
Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am–5pm
Closed Easter, First Day of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve and New Years Day.
The VHM closes at 1PM the day before Thanksgiving.

Admission

The Virginia Holocaust Museum is always free and open to the public. At this time we are asking guests to register online prior to entering the museum.

Parking

Free parking is provided for museum guests in our lot on Cary Street
Buses may park in the overflow parking on Dock Street.

Location

2000 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223

Visiting Guidelines

Out of an abundance of caution, and as part of a careful reopening, the Virginia Holocaust Museum will require masks for entry to the museum. We are also asking guests to sign a mandatory waiver and register to enter the museum, which can be done online. As a safety precaution, we will limit the number of guests in the museum at one time. And, once in the museum, please practice safe social distancing. Signs and floormats have been placed throughout the museum to remind our guests of spacing.

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Upcoming Events

VIOLINS OF HOPE

August 4 — October 24

Violins of Hope is a collection of violins that survived the Holocaust. Violins from the collection will be on exhibit at three locations in Richmond; they will be played in concert; and their stories will be shared in lectures and various educational programs.

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Upcoming Educator & Student Opportunities

EDUCATORS

Teacher Education Institute

Course Dates: July 12-23 2021

Registration is Open!

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STUDENTS

White Rose Student Research Contest

Deadline: November 30, 2021

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Slide Exhibit | Concerts | Conversations Violins of Hope is a collection of violins that survived the Holocaust. Violins from the collection will be on exhibit at three locations in Richmond; they will be played in concert; and their stories will be shared in lectures and various educational programs. Learn More A Community Collaboration to Educate and Inspire Slide Student Art Contest We Remember For the 2020-2021 art contest students were asked to use the Museum’s collection. They watched survivor interviews, read about survivors’ lives and looked at their family photos to show us how the stories of local survivors have impacted and affected them.

There were 53 entries into the competition with over 20 schools represented.
View 2021 Winners
Slide White Rose Student Research Contest Submission Deadline:
November 30, 2021
The Virginia Holocaust Museum is pleased to announce its newest student opportunity, The White Rose Student Research Contest, open to 8th-12th grade students. The 2021 contest theme is: PROPAGANDA Learn More
Slide We honor and remember the legacy of the trailblazing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who recently passed away. A role model, leader and champion of women’s rights and justice, she is featured in our permanent exhibit, The American Jewish Hall of Fame, which honors great achievements in all fields of endeavor for 50 years (1969-2019). Jewish-American Hall of Fame Learn More Slide Speakers Bureau Educate through the experiences of survivors. You can now have a survivor speak to your students/group via Zoom.

To request a survivor speaker please click the Learn More button below.
The Holocaust Cambodia Rwanda Learn More
Slide Stories of 9 diplomats
who were recognized as
“Righteous Among the Nations."
Beyond Duty Now through Spring 2021 New Layer In partnership with the Embassy of Israel,
the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
and Yad Vashem
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Slide Auschwitz
Oswiecim
Learn More Auschwitz/Oswiecim is a an exhibit produced by the
Virginia Holocaust Museum.

Designed as a commemoration to local survivors who endured
this notorious camp, it serves to the illustrate its significance
within Nazi ideology.
On view in Upstairs Gallery
Group Tours For groups 10 or more, the VHM provides docent-led tours of the exhibits. Guided ours must be scheduled in advance and are offered for groups Grade 6 and up. Resources for Students Holocaust History FAQs Interactive Timeline Suggested Reading for Students Student Opportunities Learn about Holocaust Survivors in VA Resources for Teachers Classroom Resources Suggested Reading for Educators Professional Development Opportunities Lesson Plans SHARE // IMPACT We want to hear from you! How has your visit to the Museum impacted you?

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Due to your generous support the Virginia Holocaust Museum is able to remain free and open to the public.

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